Hi all, I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle for some time now. My monthly use itself would not cross 700 to 1000 kms (low by most standards). Also, highways are where I would be doing most of the driving. With this, I went about gathering information on Safe, Sturdy and Reliable vehicles that can comfortably cruise at 120 Kmph/more, handle well and still return decent mileage. I realize that a Fiat Linea MJD or TJet would be a good choice. So presently I am on the look out for a MJD or TJet (2011 or later) that has been used for less than 70000 kilometers. Still, I have some questions with regard to the following: 1) Any views on the MJD or TJet connundrum? I know that TJet is pure driving bliss. But with MJD, after some time with the car, I could explore the possibility of Wolfing to make it more fun-to-drive. 2) Cost of ownership, Maintenance and Spare availability: Is it costly to maintain either of the above models? What about the availability of spares for these vehicles? How is this availability likely to evolve with the impending release of Aegea. Is it more costly to maintain the Tjet (spares, repairs etc) 3) Pre-used or Pre-misused cars? There is always the chance that the previous owner is trying to get rid of a misused vehicle. How to guard against such bad deals? 4) Flood affected vehicle: Is it really possible to figure out if a vehicle was affected by floods. I spoke to some mechanics and they say that it is not always possible to spot a flood affected car! Since I work in AP and travel frequently to TN, I am looking for suitable vehicles from places like Tamil Nadu (other than Chennai), Kerala, Karnataka and AP. The issue with Chennai vehicles is that they could have been affected by the floods. In Bangalore or Coimbatore, the vehicle costs seem to slightly higher. There are some possible vehicles available near Coimbatore and Palakkad but I am unable to get information about reliable and independent fiat mechanics (lineas and puntos) in Coimbatore or Palakkad (or nearby) who can travel with me to the car owner's place, take a test ride, test the vehicle's power delivery etc and inspect the car thoroughly. If any of you could please provide me with such information It would be of great help to me. Any other suggestions or advice are welcome in this regard.